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Victoria Book Tour – 3rd to 7th March

It’s less than a week until I head to Victoria for a book tour that’s going to take me from Shepparton, Kerang and Echuca Libraries in northern Victoria, down to Melbourne’s Frankston Library and Dymocks Camberwell’s First Tuesday Book Club in Hawthorn. I will certainly be clocking up some kms (and drinking lots of coffee) and am really looking forward to seeing this part of Victoria for the first time, as well as taking part in a special event as part of International Women’s Day 2023 when I’ll be in conversation with fellow Allen & Unwin author, Maya Linnell. We’re going to be talking about creating female characters, the craft of writing, and women that inspire us as well as heaps of other things, and answering questions from the audience. Maya is also doing a workshop on Saturday 4th so book quickly if you want to discover some of her craft secrets! It will also be an important day to talk about female pioneers and my latest novel, Esther’s Children, because it’s an important date for the character and society that inspired the book; 2023 its the 90th anniversary of the year they started to bring thousands of academic refugees to safety. They are still doing the same valuable work today and I’m looking forward to sharing more about Esther, my research and writing, and the love story at the heart of the novel.



After IWD2023 I will be heading to Melbourne on Monday 6th March to Frankston Library and then taking part in Dymocks Camberwell’s First Tuesday Book Club on Tuesday 7th March with Kylie Ladd, I’ll Leave You With This, Kate Solly, Tuesday Evenings with the Copeton Craft Resistance, Kate Gregorevic, Before Dementia: 20 Questions You Need to Ask, Paul Dalgarno, A Country of Eternal Light, and Chris Cheers, The New Rulebook. Bookings are through Eventbrite and include a glass of wine, canapes and your choice of book; sounds pretty good to me!  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/first-tuesday-book-club-march-2023-with-special-guest-authors-tickets-544919357467



You can catch me on the following dates:

I had two books published over the last couple of years and like many authors during lockdown, was unable to travel, attend events for the new novels and help promote them. I’m really grateful for the opportunity to soon discover new places and to meet new readers, librarians, booksellers, other authors and see Maya in person. Hope to catch you somewhere! x


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